FTM-100D ProgrammingYaesu provides support for programming the FTM-100D. The radio comes with a programming cable. This cable requires a driver for Windows operating systems. This driver must be installed before the first time you connect the cable to your computer, or in the way of Windows it may install the wrong driver.
Yaesu also provides programming management software. This software may be used to edit programming data, send the data to the radio using the included programming cable, or used to write the data onto an SDCard that may be read by the radio.
All of these tools, and the radio manuals may be downloaded from the Yaesu FTM-100D downloads page.
RLARC Data FilesMike VE3UIL has put together a list of useful frequencies that you can program into your radio to get started. We provide several different versions of this file here depending on what you want.
- PDF file of the Band A Memories as provided by the FTM-100D ADMS-9 software.
- PDF file of the Band A Memories as compiled by VE3UIL (simpler than the list above).
- The full FTM-100D ADMS-9 which can be edited with the software to download to the radio or produce a file for an SDCard
- The SDCard version of the FTM-100D ADMS-9 file which can be copied to an SDCard and used to program the radio.
- The ADMS-9 File with additions from VE3CDO
Notes on Using an SDCard
I found that using an SDCard with the radio is easier if you first format the card on the radio and then save the current contents of the radio memory onto the card. This can be saved as a backup, but most importantly the ADMS-9 software does not seem to want to write to an SDCard unless you have first opened a file from an SDCard.
Formatting the SDCard.
To format an SDCard in the radio, insert the card into the front bulkhead of the radio (behind the control pannel if it is still attached). Then using the menu (press DISP/SETUP for more than a second), go to 11 SD, then 2 Format, then select OK.
Creating a Backup
Using the menu (press DISP/SETUP for more than a second), go to 11 SD, then 1 Backup, then 1 Write to SD, 1 ALL, then select OK.
When you access the SDCard from a computer it will have a number of directories on it. In the folder (where F is the drive letter assigned to the SDCard) F:\FTM100D\BACKUP\CLONE you will see a file CLNFT100D.dat which is the backup. You can load this in the software by using the Communications menu, selecting Get Data from SD card, then ALL. This will load the backup into the software. From here you may edit the data, save it on your PC or load the file we have provided above. Then use the Communications menu, Send Data to SD card, ALL to write the data back to the CLNFT100D.dat file. Place the SDCard back in the radio.
Loading a Backup
Using the radio menu go to 11 SD, 1 Backup, 2 Read from SD, 1 ALL, OK and the new data file will be loaded into memory. After the radio restarts you should have your new memory data loaded. You could even just download the SDCard file from the list of links above, save it in the appropriate place on the SDCard and load it into the radio. This will set your callsign and other radio parameters to the way Mike has them set. You can go through the radio menus and change these values, but it will probably be easier to do it with the software on a PC.
As a minumum you will want to change the callsign settings, you may also want to set the APRS Modem to OFF to prevent transmitting beacons when the radio restarts. You change these values using the software by opening the settings dialog using the Settings menu and selecting Settings. The main callsign setting is on the GM_WIRES-X page. The APRS callsign is on the APRS page under BEACON TX. The APRS Modem setting is on the APRS page under APRS COMMON.
Here is a link to the website that covers all the latest Yaesu Firmware versions.
On the FTM-100DR Firmware Versions can be checked as follows:
Checking Versions FTM-100DR The Main, Panel, and DSP controller firmware versions can be determined in one operation as follows:
- Press and hold DISP to bring up the main menu.
- Use the Dial to select #13 RST/CLONE
- Use the Dial to select #8 SOFTWARE VERSION
When I perform this on my FTM-100DR I get versions that match the available firmware file from the Yaesu download site:
- MAIN CPU Ver 1.3
- PANEL CPU Ver 1.3
- DSP CPU Ver 4.10